Bloomfield, NJ– It was a sunny day with a light, pleasant breeze today at the Forest Hill Field Club. We could see the leaves changing color as the season takes its turn and with a 1:30PM tee time, players got to enjoy the sunset although they had to hustle the last few holes to finish before dark. The green speed was horrifyingly noticeable even before the Ephs started their round, as putts were running away everywhere on the practice green. After battling out the long day, The Ephs stand in first place with a 319, with the host team NYU following behind with a team total of 329. Amherst is in third with a 331.
The team was led by sophomore Olivia White(2nd place) with a 76 and freshman Catalin Yturralde(T4) who paced the way with our next 70s score of 79. Junior Stella Woo(T6) finished with a 81, sophomore Joanna Kim(T10) with a 83 and junior Mehr Sawant with an 85. Three putting was a common sight today but it was all about making less mistakes, not none.
"These were definitely the fastest greens we've played all season and it took some adjusting in the beginning. But I think we are prepared to tackle them again tomorrow," White said regarding her round today.
The team also brought junior Holly Davenport as an individual who shot a 75 and it actually in first place individually.
"The speed of the greens was challenging for all players today. It made it hard to score, but we did well by playing smart and staying patient," head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said. "We worked on our putting a bit after the round with the goal to do better tomorrow."
The team will attempt to go low and attack tomorrow with an 8:15 AM shotgun.